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Orthopaedic Fellowship In Australia
When I trained-: -U had 1yr internship,& 4 years of ortho. Fellowship training in an specific field like sports med, spine surgery was 1 yr. now I believe you decide as your 4th year of med school you go into the specialty training 5 yrs,1 of fellowship. All job openings are usually for fellowship trained in one field or another,total joint replacement is big . Study hard top of class 10% you can get into most prg ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How important is it that my orthopedic surgeon is fellowship trained? How do I chose the best doctor for my surgery?
Depends on surgery: First and foremost, you should make sure that your surgeon is board certified (check www.Abos.Org). Depending on the type of surgery you are having, it may not be necessary for the surgeon to have completed a fellowship. There are many "bread and butter" surgeries that any orthopaedist can do. The more complex the operation, the more important that the surgeon has had extra training. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between an orthopedic surgeon w a foot & ankle fellowship & a podiatrist & which is better for ankle alignment issue?
That all depends on: Who you ask. You didn't state the podiatrists credentials. Hence, even as a podiatrist i'd give the nod to the orthopedist with the fellowship training in foot and ankle. If the podiatrist completed a rearfoot certified program or the likes they would be on equal footing.....(no pun intended.). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?
Can't tell, but...: A starting point is 130 lbs. A lot depends on a person's body build. Some are naturally very thin, others thick or big-boned, but most people are somewhere in between. "Australian" is a location, so that doesn't help either, as many different types of bodies are in Australia. BMI is helpful if a person is of average musculature. If very muscular, a perfectly fine person will have a high BMI. ...Read more
52yo Australian man has all western features. I want to look Asian Filipino and want to undergo Facial surgery to get that look.
Is that possible?
Extra training: The levels of education for a physician are this: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, minimum 3 years of residency, then a fellowship to specialize. These can as little as one extra year but are often several years after residency to become even more specialized in their care. ...Read more
Suffixes to names: Masters degrees and phd degrees are non-medical degrees. They are "graduate" degrees (in anything of interest to the graduate student), meaning they are done after getting a bachelor's degree in college. A board is an organization (has rules for membership) that in medicine is usually for each specialty. A fellow would be a doctor who has been recognized as achieving the criteria set by a board. ...Read more
Gummy smiles and gum contouring? I have a gummy smile that i hate and would like fixed. I've been doing research and have come across something called gum contouring as a fix, but most of the sites seem to be british or australian. Is gum contouring somet
Yes, : Yes, it is done quite often. Gum contouring is a minor surgical procedure to remove some of the excess tissue around the necks of the teeth. Your best bet is to make an appointment with a local periodontist in your area. He/she will examine you and recommend treatment specific to your situation. Hope this info helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Years: Neurosurgery training involves 4 yrs of college, 4 years of med school, 1 year of general surgery internship, & 6-7 years of residency. At that point you are able to practice as a neurosurgeon, pending board certification (within 5 yrs). Fellowship is extra training in a specific area and is optional, usually 1-3 years depending on the area studied. Most do not do a fellowship. ...Read more
I am ending using copaxone (glatiramer) after more than two years. I am going to try bd 12 (not yet available to australians). Should there be a waiting period before starting a new drug?
Generally not: Most radiation producing machines are labelled that they must be used by or under the supervision of a physician. Hospitals will grant privileges for doctors and will generally allow the use of fluoroscopy, but anyone using these machines are monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I'm a pediatric intensivist, want to do some online fellowship or certificate course. if awailable?
How many years is the fellowship for interventional cardiologist following the 3 year internal medicine residency?
3+1: Cardiology fellowship is 3 years following 3 years of internal medicine. Interventional cardiology is an additional 1 year after the 3-year cardiology fellowship. So, non-interventional cardiology is 6 years after 4 years of medical school following 4 years of college. Interventional cardiology is 7 years after 8 years of college and medical school (not including a few 6-year bs/md programs). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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